Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Book Lovers! [2021 Edition]

Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Book Lovers

Reading is undergoing a rapid transformation due to technology bringing in something new every now and then.  For a change, you no longer need to carry your favorite books wherever you go to let you enlighten your knowledge or fill your moments with joy. As long as your iPhone is in your pocket, you can instantly access anything and everything to completely satiate your reading thirst. Take a quick look at these best iPhone and iPad apps for book lovers.

It doesn’t matter what sets you on fire or hastens your appetite for catching up with something really worth, this varied collection of apps will let you pick the sort of app you are looking for wholeheartedly. All of these apps are tailor-made to fit your needs; giving you the desired freedom to go full-throttle to discover something that really fascinates you. Enough praise? Let’s dive ahead to scroll through the top iPhone and iPad Apps for Bibliophiles!

1. iBooks

iBooks iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

iBooks has always been one of my favorite apps as it has the essential features to enhance your reading. With this app, you will read the huge collection of books from various categories. For instance, you can explore classics, bestsellers and also up-and-coming authors. It also features audiobooks to further simplify your reading experience.

There are eight neat fonts that allow you to customize the text format. The auto-night theme offers the needed comfort to your eyes. You can also adjust the screen brightness as per any environment to read books with complete peace of mind.

Price: Free

2. Kindle

Amazon Kindle iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

The superiority of Kindle lies in simplicity and easy-to-use features. It’s the home to everything you want to read—from textbooks, magazines, newspapers, novels and more. By adjusting the font size and style, you can ideally customize the app to suit your reading.

The adjustable screen brightness and screen color further augment reading. The quick translations and definitions ensure you don’t have difficulty in understanding any paragraph or sentence. You will access all of your local eBooks.

That apart, it supports several languages like English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, etc.

Price: Free

3. Goodreads

Goodreads iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

This app is perfect for die-hard book fanatics. You can rate and review books here while listing your favorite book titles to generate a list of suggested books you can read! The GoodReads website is one of the largest book fan websites, this is one app which should definitely be on your phone if you love to read.

Price: Free

4. Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

What do you do when you come across a word you don’t know the meaning of? Here’s the perfect app for that. This is a comprehensive dictionary app to find simple definitions to the words you type onto the screen. The app also supports a voice search option which saves you the hassle of typing.

Price: Free

5. Scribd

Scribd iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Instantly access everything that you enjoy reading a lot using Scribd. Whether you want to stay updated or explore classic books, the app has you fully covered.

With the personalized topics, the app lets you to quickly access the articles that interest you. You can find top articles from famous sources like Associated Press, NPR, the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, etc.

The free version of the app provides 3 books and 1 audiobook every month. Through in-app purchases, you will unlock more features and break the limitations.

Price: Free

6. Pocket

Pocket iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

If you are passionate about reading, you shouldn’t miss out on Pocket. The app allows you to instantly save everything you find impressive on the web to let you read it offline.

You can effortlessly modify it to bolster your reading. With the use of tags, you can quickly organize your articles. The Text-to-Speech feature allows you to listen to your favorite articles.

Price: Free

7. Kobo Books

Kobo Books iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Rev up your reading experience with Kobo Books. What has really caught my eyes in this app is the ability to let you customize the way you read. Depending on your convenience, you can easily adjust the size and style you prefer.

The app automatically syncs your notes, bookmarks, and highlights to let you access them across your devices. You can also rate and review the books. The night mode becomes very handy especially when reading books at night. Moreover, the app supports multiple languages such as English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese.

Price: Free

8. Oxford Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

A high-quality dictionary app is a must not just to strengthen your vocabulary but also clear away your confusion. And what could be better than Oxford Dictionary, which is widely considered to be a top notch source for learners?

The app has most comprehensive coverage of English. With more than 350,000 words, phrases, and meaning, it has the largest collection of words. It features 75,000 audio pronunciations of common as well as rarely used words.

Price: Free

9. Google Play Books

Google Play Books iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

When it comes to providing a rich reading experience, Google Play Books is ranked at par with the best. Boasting of a massive library of more than 4 million books, it’s where you will access a variety of books from different categories.

What I like a lot about this app is that it allows you to perfectly personalize the app based on your convenience. Once you have read your books, you can easily archive them. The app lets you comfortably manage your books. Night reading mode protects your eyes from straining. Furthermore, Play Books support a number of languages.

Price: Free

10. Wikipedia

Wikipedia iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Whenever I want to have a piece of authentic information about anything that I don’t know or wish to have detailed knowledge, the one source I always turn to is—Wikipedia.

Having more than 39 million articles in 300 different languages, it’s designed to be a premier source. The app has an Explore feed that allows you to access the widest range of articles.

It also suggests articles depending on what you like to read the most. Hence, you won’t have to spend a lot of time to access the contents you like to read a lot. That’s not all, you will also read featured articles picked by the large Wikipedia community.

Price: Free

11. Inkitt

Inkitt iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

There are more than one reasons why I love this app so much. First and foremost, it has the huge collection of novels by indie authors.

From Sci-Fi, mystery, fantasy, romance, romance, action, drama to adventure, the app has got everything that it takes to keep you hooked for long.

You will read both the existing and upcoming novels by indie authors. You can also download your favorite ones to read them offline. With the personalized reading recommendations, it makes your task of finding something really special remarkably straightforward.

Price: Free

12. Shakespeare Pro

Shakespeare Pro iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Shakespeare Pro is a must-have for bibliophile or the ones who have an enormous penchant for literature. It consists of all the immortal works of Shakespeare. For example, you will access 41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems composed by the greatest poet of English. The clear and crisp text boosts reading experience.

Integrated glossary allows you to quickly find out the meaning of any difficult words. Besides, you can select from multiple combinations and change fonts to personalize the book.

Price: $9.99

13. Book Crawler

Book Crawler iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

A great app for bookworms, Book Crawler, is everything you’d want from an app. At the touch of a button, you can scan your entire book collection using the inbuilt library database to rate and review your favorite books. You can also compare ratings with the community. There is a virtual world built around the Book Crawler app where you can download and join in and share your love for reading with like-minded people.

Price: Free

Your Favorite App?

Ever since I made my smartphone my best companion, I prefer to read using top book apps. I can easily carry them wherever I go and read them whenever I want—with the desired comfort. Besides, I can easily customize the apps in accordance with my convenience. What about you? Which one of these books have you chosen for your reading time? Is there any app I have forgotten to include in this covetous list? Do share your feedback and the book you like reading the most?

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